Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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he now removed the manuscript to his own set off draw ers here he had the it at his command and passing by  his oath he showed them <it to> any good friend that happened  to call on him when returned and beheld  the marred and injured state of her beaureau her irr acible temper knew no bounds and an intolerable  storm ensued throughout the house which descended  with greatest force upon the head of the devoted , and when Joseph arrived <X> peace was not yet restor ed and because of this she was accused of having taken  the transcript by Stealth and secreted it for when  <although but> Joseph sent for him he went imm immediately to his  drawer— but the manuscript was gone— he asked his   where it was— she solemnly averred that she did  not know anything about it whatever— not regarding  what she said he went through the house and made  a faithful search, but it was more vain than Esau’s  seeking his blessing <after Joseph returned, we co> <for he not only lost his spiritual blessing  but a great temporal blessing also— for there was a heavy fog  which swept over the His fields and caused his wheat to bli ghted, all his wheat while that on the opposite of the r[o]ad remained  untouched by the mildew which spoiled his grain>
We never heard from our unfortunate son untill 2 months  after when being uneasy as to the consequences of his distress  of mind. We (that is and ) went down to   to make him a visit when we came wi[t]hin  ¾ of a mile of the House Joseph started off to meet us  telling his that and were coming  although he could not see us— he met us with a countin ance blazing with delight and it was very evident that  his joy did not arise wholely from seeing us a while a  great and real trouble was seated at heart <he said> very little  passed concerning this subject <of his trouble> untill evening & he then  related what had taken place since he was in with Great minute precision as follows
I returned home immediately after I left you without  accident after I arrived here I commenced humbling  myself in mighty prayer before the Lord and <as> I poured [p. [8], bk. 7]
he now removed the manuscript to his own set off drawers here he had it at his command and passing by his oath he showed it to any good friend that happened to call on him when returned and beheld the marred and injured state of her beaureau her irracible temper knew no bounds and an intolerable storm ensued throughout the house which descended with greatest force upon the head of the devoted , and when Joseph arrived X peace was not yet restored and because of this she was accused of having taken the transcript by Stealth and secreted it for when Joseph sent for him he went immediately to his drawer— but the manuscript was gone— he asked his where it was— she solemnly averred that she did not know anything about it whatever— not regarding what she said he went through the house and made a faithful search, but it was more vain than Esau’s seeking his blessing co for he not only lost his spiritual blessing but a great temporal blessing also— for there was a heavy fog which swept over His fields and blighted, all his wheat while that on the opposite of the road remained untouched by the mildew which spoiled his grain
We never heard from our unfortunate son untill 2 months after when being uneasy as to the consequences of his distress of mind. We (that is and ) went down to to make him a visit when we came within ¾ of a mile of the House Joseph started off to meet us telling his that and were coming although he could not see us— he met us with a countinance blazing with delight and it was very evident that his joy did not arise wholely from seeing us he said very little concerning this subject of his trouble untill evening & he then related what had taken place since he was in with minute precision as follows
I returned home immediately after I left you after I arrived here I commenced humbling myself in mighty prayer before the Lord and as I poured [p. [8], bk. 7]
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